Posted by David Gross

“We Proclaim Jesus Christ and Promote
Communities of Joy, Hope, Love and Peace”

Mobile Congregation International Headquarters
672 Azalea Road 1001 W. Walnut
Mobile, AL 36609 Independence, MO 64050
251/661-8525 816/833-1000

Congregation Pastoral Team
Pastor: Tim Hogue, 817/319-2574 (call or text),
Sheila Steiner, 510-0485,
John Parker, 391-8553,
Shannon Stringer, 421-0934,

“Find Life”
Matthew 16:21-28
September 3, 2017
Mobile, AL

Prelude Sheila Steiner
Presider’s Moments High Priest RG Barbour, Sr.

Call to Worship
Prove us, O Lord, and try us; test our hearts and minds. For your steadfast love is before our eyes, and we walk in faithfulness to you.
*Opening Hymn “Gather Us In” CCS 72
*Invocation Elder Sheila Steiner
*Response Sheila Steiner
Prayer for Peace Elder John Blake
Disciples’ Generous Response CFO Priest John Parker
Blessing & Receiving of Offerings
Hymn of Assurance “Open My Heart” CCS 171
Communion Message Evangelist George Farnell
Hymn of Preparation “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” CCS 531
Blessing and Serving of the Bread & Wine
*Closing Hymn “Brothers and Sisters of Mine” CCS 616
Sending Forth D & C 164:9d
*Closing Prayer Jonnette Miller
*Response Sheila Steiner
*Postlude Sheila Steiner
* Denotes congregation is invited to stand when directed or to remain standing.
“CCS” Denotes “Community of Christ Sings,” the blue hymn book.
Deacon in Charge Donnie Startz

1. Next Sunday, September 10
9:30 Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Adult Sunday school classes (no children’s classes for the summer.)
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “Where Two or Three are Gathered…”
Presiding: Billy Oaks
Speaking: John Parker
Deacon in Charge: Mary Oaks
Accompanist: Anne Rose
2:00 p.m. . Priesthood meeting
2. Saturday, September 16
8:00 a.m. – Noon Food Pantry Distribution Day in the ROC
3. Sunday, September 17
9:30 Everyone gather in Fellowship room for meet & greet and a devotion.
9:45 – 10:35a.m. Adult Sunday school classes (no children’s classes for the summer.)
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Announcements
11:00– Noon Worship Service: “Forgive Each Other”
Presiding: Shannon Stringer
Speaking: Tim Hogue
Deacon in Charge: Rick Griffin
Accompanist: Sheila Steiner

1. There will be a Priesthood meeting on NEXT Sunday, Sept. 10th at 2:00 pm.

Week Cleaning Crew
Sept 3 – Sept 9 Jack Vickrey, Al McManus, John Sebastian, Stanley Barlow
Sept 10 – Sept 16 John Parker, Cliff & Joyce Young, Mary Cleveland
Sept 17 – Sept 23 Al Louis Starr, Le Scott, Billy Oaks, Stancil Wilson
Sept 24 – Sept 30 Tim & Debbie Lynn, Anne & Roger Rose

1. Bluff Springs Schedule
September: 2-4 Labor Day Retreat
November: 3-5 Women’s Retreat

1. We post videos of our Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship services at
2. We’re on Facebook—search for “Community of Christ Church Mobile.”
3. David Gross, Jr. can make you a very nice church logo name badge if you want. Ask him for one via email at
4. For all activities, please turn cell phones off or to vibrate-only. Thanks!
5. Joe Bracewell is available for hospital ministry. (344 – 6137)

a. 1st Sunday of each month:
9:30 a.m. Everyone gather in the Ladies’ Parlor to meet & greet.
9:45–10:35 Congregation prayer meeting in the Ladies Parlor.
10:50–11:00 Announcements
11:00–Noon Main worship service in the sanctuary. Service includes the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion).
b. Other Sundays each month:
9:30 a.m.– Everyone gather in fellowship room to meet & greet.
9:45 – 10:35 Adult Sunday school class (no children’s classes through the summer. They will resume Aug. 20)
10:50 – 11:00, Announcements
11:00 – Noon, Main worship service in the sanctuary.
2. TUESDAY (August through May only)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 12 meets in the ROC.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 12 meets in the ROC.
3. WEDNESDAY (3rd Wednesday of each month September–May only)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m., “Family Night” in the ROC—a relaxed evening of food, fellowship and fun.
4. THURSDAY (2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month Sept–June only)
6:30 p.m., Bible Study Group at Sonny & Jean Goff’s home.
a. 3rd Saturday of each month (sometimes 4th Sat.):
8:00 a.m. – Noon, Food Pantry Food Distribution day in the ROC
Sept 16
Oct 21 Nov 18 Dec 16
b. 3rd Saturday of each month (August-May only):
Noon – 3:00 p.m. in the ROC (immediately following Food Pantry Distribution), “Solid Rock,” Middle School/Senior High youth get-together (includes lunch!).
Seniors luncheons (age 50 or so +) — watch for dates/times/places in the “What’s Coming Up” part of the bulletin.

“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the
law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Shirley Daniels (cousin of Jerri McManus, blood clots in leg)
Lyn Baldwin (niece of Jerri McManus, kidney stones and kidney infection)
Albert McManus III (psoriatic arthritis)
Kathryn Baldwin (sister of Jerri McManus, had a slight stroke Wednesday)
Jim Applin
Brenda Daugherty’s daughter, Caroline, and son-in-law, Ryan (had to evacuate due to flooding in Houston area)
Dorothy Overstreet family
Jackson Conway
Bobbie Bailey (friend of Shiree Humphreys, lost son Caleb in auto accident)
John Huggins
Family of Leo C. Jones, Jr. (passed away 7/21, David Gross’ uncle)
Janice Whitlock (Joe Bracewell’s sister)
Erin Mitchell (having surgery in Sept. for CSF, Roger Rose’s cousin)
Chuck Callom and his family (cancer, friend of Donnie Startz)
The President of our country
Phyllis Wilson
David Gazzier (health concerns)
Brian Clark (has been reported missing, brother-in-law of Rochelle Pitts’ friend)
Linda Scott (lung cancer, friend of Shannon Stringer)
Elizabeth Barbour (recovering from a stroke)
The law enforcement officers of our community
Travis Rester
Donna McCauley (Allen Memorial Home, Room 2017)

NOTE: Prayer requests will remain on the prayer list for one month and will be deleted unless we are notified otherwise. Please call Debbie Lynn, 251-604-2890, to add or delete names. You can also email Debbie:

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